I was born and raised on a ranch in North-Western Montana. I owned my first gun at the age of seven. As a boy scout I earned every gun merit badge offered. I spent 6 years in the United States Air Force where I earned the medal of weapons expert, and was granted a secret security clearance by the FBI. I have trained in martial arts for the past 35 years in both Kung-Fu and Karate and attained the level of 6th Degree Black Belt. I've completed many gun courses taught by Law Enforcement, NRA, Military, Scouting, and many privately taught courses, as well as working with and teaching security forces to deal with large crowds for 35 years. I have carried a gun concealed for the majority of my life and to this date I have never felt the need to pull or display it. I am a graduate from the University of Colorado at Boulder with degrees in both psychology and business. And Honorary Captain with the Denver Police Department. I have had various concealed weapon permits since the 1970s.